Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Somnox - world's first sleep robot to improve your sleep.
Your sleep companion to improve sleep by breathing regulation, sounds, and affection. Sleep faster, longer and wake up naturally.
It all started with a personal experience. With close family members suffering from sleep deprivation, I was no stranger to the direct impact of insomnia on their day-to-day life. Tiredness, lack of energy, health problems.
I also found that the primary sleep aids they used were sleeping pills. While those can, of course, be effective for short-term use, they are harmful and addictive in the long run. There was no proper solution out there, yet there was certainly a need for one.
We thought it was time to act. And so we did.
Our adventure began at the Robotics Institute of the TU Delft, where, with the engineering expertise and support around us, we started draining our savings to create the world’s first sleep robot.
We have spent 2,5 years of our lives to develop world's first sleep robot to improve your sleep. Co-designed with our partner Royal Auping, Europe's leading circular mattress company, we can assure you a sustainable product with high-quality materials.
So what does it do?
The Somnox the Sleep Robot simulates human breathing. Its users will subconsciously adjust its breathing rhythm to that of the sleep robot. Research has shown that breathing is essential to naturally reduce stress and increase relaxation.
Provides its users with soothing audio. The sounds of heartbeats, lullabies, guided meditation - or upload your own - are included in the accompanying app, which is available for both iPhone and Android smartphones. Personal preferences can be set during the day and ensure a tailored approach to improve sleep during the night.
We plan to do over-the-air updates to add value over time. The Somnox sleep robot might be able to listen to you, coach you through cognitive techniques.
We have tested with over 85 test sleepers and from our latest feedback round, we have had a positive feedback rating of 90%. People sleep faster, longer and wake up refreshed.
Last Tuesday we launched on Kickstarter, and reached our funding goal (€100k) within 4 days!http://kck.st/2AFk0Pl